Over 300 tutoring hours

Alexandra L.

Cambridge, MA

$65/hour

Tutoring the Write Stuff: Middle School through College

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 121 ratings
Knowledgeable, diligent, and extremely helpful tutor
— Wendy, Wellesley, MA on 12/29/15

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University of Pennsylvania
History
Boston College Law School
J.D.
Antioch University, LA
Master's

Education

University of Pennsylvania (History)

Boston College Law School (J.D.)

Antioch University, LA (Master's)

About Alexandra

I have a B.A. in history, a J.D., and an M.F.A. in creative writing. I am a published short story writer. Although I have only recently listed myself on WyzAnt (in February 2013), I have long tutored middle school and high school students in language arts, English and writing and have worked with high school students on the S.A.T. writing section, as well as college application essays.I have also worked with med school and business school applicants on their application essays and on the writing section of the GMAT. I am a lifelong student, reader and writer. I seek to give students the tools so that they too can learn to love writing and develop their own voices. I don't have a set "curriculum." I like to look at a student's writing and get a sense of his or her strengths and weaknesses. I aim to teach students how to write well-organized and compelling prose and to have fun while doing it. I have a B.A. in history, a J.D., and an M.F.A. in creative writing. I am a published short story writer. Although I have only recently listed myself on WyzAnt (in February 2013), I have long tutored middle school and high school Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Lessons canceled without adequate notice will be billed at 1/2 the normal hourly rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Cambridge, MA 02138
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable, diligent, and extremely helpful tutor"

- Wendy, Wellesley, MA on 12/29/15

"A very reliable tutor"

- Ji, Middleton, MA on 10/10/15

"Exceptionally dedicated and attentive tutor!"

- S., Brighton, MA on 8/25/14

"Incredibly talented writer and genuinely nice person."

- Angela, Washington, DC on 12/2/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Mashhour, Boston, MA on 4/27/13
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, Criminal Justice,
European History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I have worked with students on their college and grad school admission essays, including essays for the Common App for college and essays for med school applications. Working on application essays is one of my favorite jobs. I love learning about people and strategizing with them as to what might make the most compelling subject for an essay and then helping them to find their own voice in writing it. I have a B.A. in history, a J.D., and an M.F.A. in creative writing.

Criminal Justice

I have a J.D. degree. I worked as a lawyer for almost 25 years, practicing in both the civil and criminal areas.

University of Pennsylvania
History
Boston College Law School
J.D.
Antioch University, LA
Master's

Education

University of Pennsylvania (History)

Boston College Law School (J.D.)

Antioch University, LA (Master's)

Knowledgeable, diligent, and extremely helpful tutor — Alexandra has worked with me on topics from history papers to ivy league college supplements. The feedback I received was tremendously helpful, improving my writing and my understanding of English grammar. While working on history research papers, she was prepared, having done her own research too and having brought in books. Furthermore, her knowledge has help me strengthen my college supplements ...

— Wendy, Wellesley, MA on 12/29/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Lessons canceled without adequate notice will be billed at 1/2 the normal hourly rate.

Travel policy

Alexandra will travel within 10 miles of Cambridge, MA 02138.